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. the latest real clear politics poll average has mitt romney beating president obama in florida 49 to 46.6%. in palm beach county the same county that caused people to accidentally vote for pat buchanan. we have reports that election officials there actually screwed up again. i'm joined by chris lahan who was the spokesman for vice president gore's 2000 campaign. thanks for coming inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: so if they are messing up on the ballots, i'm sure it must be so embarrassing. >> yeah. in my view the election was effectively stolen, and now you are 12 years later in the exact same place having questions again. there are a large number of them who are jewish americans. some of them have been survivors of the holocaust, who tried to vote for al gore and then they couldn't have their votes put back to how they originally intended. so to be back in the same situation is a pretty good development. >> jennifer: absolutely. we were talking earlier in the show about the issue of legitimacy, and if the president ends up winning the el
appearances. obama returned to the white house after calling off a campaign stop in the u.s. state of florida just three hours before it was to start. earlier he san selled events in virginia and ohio. obama said he's not worried that the hurricane will affect the election next tuesday. former president bill clinton was in orlando, florida to rally support. clinton said obama is the best choice for president. romney cancelled vents in on monday. he issued a statement calling on people to come together across the country and focus on giving support to those who need it. the two states are not in sandy's path but observers say romney did not want to appear to be koe kusing on the campaign in the midst of a potential national disaster. >>> u.n. and arab league envoy says the truce he brokered in syria for a holiday period has collapsed. syria's government and opposition forces agreed to stop all attacks which started last friday. the fighting has continued leaving many people dead. the he said he's deeply disappointed but will not be deterred. >> it will not discourage us. the people of syria de
states such as colorado and florida. obama visited six battleground states during a swing to win over undecided voter. he slept on air force one to save time. the president spoke before an audience of 15,000 people in the state of virginia. he told them that a republican policies had created an outflow of american jobs and caused the economic downturn. >> we can't afford to go backwards to the same policies that got us into this mess. we have got to go forward with the approximately see that are getting us out of the mess and that's why i am running for a second term. that's why i need your help. >> romney is targeting voters in swing states. people believe ohio will be crucial. >> this is an electtionion aboug things. the american people can't afford four more years. change that will bring and opportunity. >> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% on support of likely voters. the first time he hit that mark. abc news and "washington post" have made 1,400 likely voters from sunday to wednesday. 50% of respondents said they would vote for romney. 47% for obama. the pollsters
. president obama left florida to head straight to washington to deal with the storm. >> we are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process to a wide swamp of the country, and millions of people are going to be affected. >> there are families in harm's way that will be hurt either in their possessions or perhaps in something more severe. >> severe indeed. already we are hearing reports that in the tri-state area, five people have fallen victim to this storm. reporting live from manhattan, karen colleed. now back to you. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney has also cancelled campaign events due to the storm. scratched an appearance in wisconsin tonight. paul ryan cancelled rallies in florida and both republicans cleared their campaign schedules tomorrow. >>> and superstorm sandy is turning lives upside down. giving you a look at the storm right now. it came ashore in new jersey earlier today, wind gusts 80 to 85 miles per hour. those winds are still gusting to 80 miles per hourment sandy is a post-trorm. it has merged with a winter storm and now is not only bringin
, in florida so i think it hurts president obama in the sense that it does interrupt that process. they've got a huge operation to get people out early voting in key states. on the other hand, i do think if you look at the polling there is -- there is a narrow lead for obama in a lot of these key swing states. and it seems like it would have the effect of freezing the race at least for a period of time as people just focus on other stuff, you know. focus on -- getting their power back or recovering from damage or whatever else. certainly fills up a lot of the news. so i think it kind of cuts both ways but if you buy into the idea that really mitt romney is the one who needs to make something happen here in the last week, i don't think this is what he really wants to see. >> bill: i would add one other factor which is, in the meantime, mitt romney is twiddling his thumbs and president obama is on national television and doing his job. and he's not just talking about it on television. he's actually doing his job. and going to
in wisconsin last night and made his staff available for storm relief. president obama cancelled campaign events in florida and virginia so he could return to washington to manage federal storm relief. traditional campaigning taking a backseat to the storm analysts say it is important for each candidate to look presidential during this disaster. we continue to track sandy as damage mounts. at 5 a.m., we take to you ocean city maryland for a live report. >>> in san francisco today barricades have started going up police and firefighters stakeout their positions for tomorrow's parade honoring the world series champion giants. doesn't that sound good? amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza, that is going to be the finish line for the parade. >> reporter: it sounds great. i love. look behind me the stage is set this is where the world series champions will greet fans this is in civic center plaza this is facing the library. look how empty it is now. imagine what it is going to look like tomorrow. the team arrived home at 5:00 yesterday afternoon. adoring fans were there for them at at&t
for president obama. governor romney has got a lock in florida. that has not happened 100%. i think governor romney has more to look for the reagan romney again has to win virginia. it is possible to win the presidency if you do not win virginia, but it gets tough. those are states where there has been an assumption that governor romney will go with those states. he does not have them locked in just yet, and you start to talk about ohio, wisconsin, new hampshire, and nevada, they are very favorable for the president right now. it is tough for governor romney. he has got to have a global win. it cannot just be trying to figure out some mix of states to try to get to 270. there is a final push for the country decides they are ready to hire him and fire president obama. tavis: we talked earlier about this notion of being careful, how you walk this tightrope when you have a storm that is vexing so much of the country, but there are some issues in this storm the obama campaign could raise. i suspect they are smart not to raise it. when a candidate says, let's get rid of fema and send the money ba
for the obama campaign. this ad is reportedly set to run in florida, iowa, ohio and virginia. in here, it's just you. no adtion, no debates, just you. so think about this -- mitt romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy. medicare, voucher. catastrophic cuts to education, millionaires who get one of the largest tax cuts ever, while middle-class families pay more. that's what mitt romney wants to bring more. remember that when you go here -- >> i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >> no more ads and no more debates. it's up to you. on the republican side, here's the closing argument being made by mitt romney in the crucial swing state of ohio -- who will do more for the auto industry, not barack obama. fact checkers confirm hills attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he's supported by lee aiko can and gm. he sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. mitt romney will fight for every american job. >>> i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> mitt romney did actually say h
, and hurricane sandy is forcing a temporary suspension of this presidential campaign. president obama canceled campaigning in florida and wisconsin and flew back to washington to coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney also canceled events in wisconsin, iowa, and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive, so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay doesn't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he is in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week, where he could meet with storm victims and with governor chris christie, a romney ally. >>> in just over a week you will be asked to decide who should be president. and you may have already cast your vote in the comfort of your own home. but did your vote count? nbc bay area's marianne favro is here in the newsroom with a look at a simple mistake people make that could get their mail-in ballot kicked out. >> reporter: the m
, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. the conversations that i've had with all the governors indicate that at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everybody is taking this very seriously. we've got... prepositioned all the resources that we need. but right now the key is to make sure that the public is following instructions. keep in mind that for folks who are not following instructions, if you are not evacuating when you've been asked to evacuate, you're putting first responders at danger. >> ifill: on sunday things seemed less urgent for some, taking pictures at ocean city maryland. but by this afternoon, waves were pounding that beach. governor martin o'malley warned of much worse. >> we are ordering and urging all marylanders to stay off the roads for next 36 hours. there are very dangerous conditions out there. we ask you not to put yourselves or your family in jeopar
to deliver to storm relief centers after sandy hits. president obama had been in orlando, florida, last night. he delivered pizzas to a local campaign office but called off an appearance there today with former president clinton. >> which means that, you know, that's going to be putting a iittle bit more burden on folks the field because i'm not going to be able to campaign quite as much over the next couple of days. >> woodruff: still neither side could afford to let sandy derail all campaigning. so mr. clinton soldiers on in his absence. >> i say let's give the jobs to the man who has done the job so he can finish the job. >> woodruff: in his white house statement on the hurricane tod today, the president said politics would simply take a back seat for now. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on milies. i'm worryabo the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy. and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> woodruff: in all, the hurricane forced cancellation of two doz
esponders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy. >> reporter: president obama cancelled an appearance in florida as he oversees that storm. this is the first time in 40 years that that newspaper has endorsed a republican presidential candidate. for his part, romney today asked voters to consider those in sandy's path. >> a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> reporter: romney replaced his online fund raising efforts with links to the american red cross to help victims of the storm. he's had to cancel campaign events but intends to visit virginia after the storm passes. >>> happening now, more on that epic storm sandy which is paralyzing the lives of millions of people on the east coast. evacuations uations are under way after a back up generator has failed. also a transformer explosion is blamed on sandy. right now officials say more than 5 million people are without power across a half dozen states. a california's 129th rescue wing left moffett field. their mission to rescue stranded storm victims and deliver supplies to isola
obama, pulled candidate obama off the trail today, pulling a no-show at his orlando, florida, rally to race back to the was to monitor the hurricane. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. >> reporter: in the whaake of t harsh criticism, of the president, flying to las vegas after the benghazi post was attacked. two photos of the president being briefed. and he cam out to the briefing room to warn americans to heed local and state officials and to underline what's truly important. >> i am not worried at this point, the impact on the election, i am worried about the impact on families and impact on our first responders. the election will take care of itself next week. >> there is no doubt the election is being impacted by the storm. both candidates planned to spend the final days of ethe election crisscrossing battleground states. instead they're laying low. canceled a combined 30 events since saturday. two obama campaign events went on without the headliner. one in orlando and youngstown, ohio, where former president bill clinton and vice president biden after getting a bl
into unexpected territory on october 30th 2012. >> well, president obama will travel the storm of new jersey to view the storm damage from the storm that struck the east coast to thank first responders and romney is sell yuled to have a rally in florida. >> all right. tonight millions without power and neighbors in ruins. the after math of sandy will be felt for days. lets bring in sue for what's ahead. >> yeah, we're going to focus on the northeast and the new jersey coastline into new york city and beyond where they are 8 million people without power. we don't see any major systems affecting them and even though that sandy is making her presence felt. they are going to have cloudy skies. we don't even see any big rain. that will aid in the clean up. we can take this out to the end of the week and the skies will breathen and why there's millions of power lines to be restored and carpets and craps to be cleaned, weather will not be a problem in the next couple of days. well, what about election day? well, we're going to get an idea of what it will look like. i think that we're going to be in
an event in wisconsin last night and made his staff available for storm relief. president obama cancelled campaign events in florida, virginia so he could return to washington and the white house to manage federal storm relief. traditional campaigning is taking a backseat to the storm analysts say it is important for each candidate to look presidential during the disaster. we continue to follow the latest in the aftermath of tropical storm sandy with first light officials are getting a better grasp of how much damage it has caused so far. >>> a much happier story you want an early start if you plan on heading downtown tomorrow for the world series championship parade, a million people are expected to attend. amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza. they are recommending mass transit, right? >> reporter: yes they definitely are. a million people coming to see their giants this is where they will take the stage and greet their adoreing fans in civic center plaza, at fulton, facing the library, the team will be here tomorrow morning but some fans couldn't wait until then they wanted to
of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of th
presidente obama apareciÓ en la casa blanca tras cancelar la visita a florida y colorado. >>> no me preocupa el impacto de la tormenta en las elecciones afirmÓ si no en las familias y la economÍa. >>> esto va a paralizar la votaciÓn en esos estados, son estados que mayormente favorecen a barak obama, si un candidato va a ser afectado va a ser Él. >>> romney alcanzÓ a hacer campaÑa en ohio. >>> nuestras oraciÓnes con aquellos que corren peligro. >>> la suspensiÓn de las campaÑas ocurre en momentos que mitt romney le lleva al presidente una leve ventaja segÚn el promedio de las encuestas nacionales. >>> es un mensaje que busca unir al paÍs. creo que esto es un mensaje que ha calado. >>> los demÓcratass favorecidos por el voto temprano no parecÍan preocupados por el cierre de los recintos de votaciÓn en los lugares afectados. >>> ambas campaÑas serÁn afectadas por esto, lo mÁs importante es que los ciudadanos presten atenciÓn a la cruz roja. >>> aquÍ en la florida la votaciÓn temprana comenzo el sÁbado con una cifra rÉcord de electores. >>> decidimos venir temprano, la lÍ
not be heard over the storm coverage. team obama's last public act took place in ohio while the president was in washington. >> we went to florida last night and he got up this morning and called me and said, i've got to go back right now. the storm is getting out of hand i have to handle it. i said, mr. president, that's the right call. >> i just want you to know, he asked me to express his regrets for not being able to be here but, you know, he's doing the job a president should be doing. >> mitt romney's last come pain event was today in iowa. >> i want to take a moment before we begin just to think about what's happening on the coast, the east coast of our country right now. i was speaking today with the national weather service and with folks at fema as their preparing for the landfall of a very dangerous hurricane. >> group, so how did i do on keeping a straight face on mitt romney will host a so-called "storm relief event" in ohio tomorrow? like the epicenter of the storm? ohio? with richard petty and the country music -- this -- how does that work exactly? >> well, you did an exce
a new cnn poll has mitt romney leading by one point, but a new ppp poll from florida has president obama up by one point. 49%, 50%. in ohio a new pp p poll has the president leading by four, 51%, 47%. new hampshire, a small state that may play a big role on election night. the new pp p poll has the president up by two there. in north carolina a new poll from elan university, shows the race tied, who would have thought that. finally to oregon, a state president obama won by 17 points in '08. the race is tightening there. it's down to 47%, obama, 41% for romney. we'll be right back. ♪ ooh baby, looks like you need a little help there ♪ ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> welcome back to "hardball." we now know this election may very well come down to ohio. and in the last few days the rom
. 50-49. a new pp poll from florida has president obama up by one point, 49-48. in ohio a new ppp poll has president lead big four, 51-47. next new hampshire, a small state that may play a big role on election night, the new ppp poll has the president up by two there. north carolina, new poll from elon university shows the race tied. oregon, a state president obama won by 17 points in '08, race is tightening, 47-41. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> welcome back to "hardball." we now know this election may very well come down to ohio. and in the last few days the romney campaign has done some things even independent observers consider desperate. first came this from mitt romney last thursday in defiance, ohio, about an hour away from toledo. >> i saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, jeep, now ow
explains. >> reporter: president obama was a no show to his own rally in orlando, florida, this morning, whisked away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy, and to warn those in its path. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking in command released these two photographs meeting with advisers preparing for the storm. between his and mitt romney's campaigns, 30 events have been canceled. two events went on without the president. including one in youngstown, ohio where many former president clinton and vice president biden got a firsthand feel for the storm's winds. those heavy winds and rain may impact early voting in ohio and four other contested states are directly in the storm's path also with early voting. s president is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail till wednesday but that like everything else this week is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all right, jake, thank you and coming up here, incredibly dramatic story, hurricane sandy sinks a mighty ship. survivors pull
florida a pivotal stopping ground. president obama has been there 12 times, mitt romney has been there 13 times. the "real clear politics" polling average shows a virtual tie, governor romney slightly ahead about 49-48. we have the tallahassee bureau chief of "the "tampa bay times"." it's my understanding you have tpupl numbers from your paper that shows the race not as tight as "real clear politics" has it. >> florida is trending in mitt romney's direction. it was unusual and a unique undertaking for my newspaper, we polled voters in the bell weather section of florida, the i4 corridor, which runs from tampa bay across the state to daytona beach. mitt romney 51%, president obama 45%. the president's people have said in none of their polling shows him lower than 47% in the state of florida. our poll had romney up by six points in the i4 corridor. jon: and that's really the prize in florida, isn't it? that is what both candidates are struggling to win. >> it is. it's where the candidates spend most of their time. bill clinton has campaigned for president obama in orlando. it's where tampa
impacting the politics as well. florida is sticking out of the ball and president obama canceled his campaigning because of the storm. he is getting updates from fema and he stated that new york city the signatures was also hardest hit. they say the they have a lot to take care of and that this election will have to just take a backseat. >> i have much bigger fish to fry and so do the people of new jersey. with that being said hundreds of people have been rescued in new jersey earlier this morning but there are hundreds of more that still need to be rescued. teaching as we go into this final countdown week before the election the candidates are tied and take a look at this--they are each pulling support from 47% of likely voters. president obama is leading from all resi registered voters. you can also keep up-to-date on our web site at kronkron4.com, facebook and twitter. >> you are watching kron 424 hour news station. there are rescue teams had head into the east coast to help out. there are c-17 cargoes headed out to help. the job of these helicopters are to rescue people who are
't know. let's begin tonight with last night's presidential debate in boca raton, florida, which is spanish for "rat's mouth." (laughter) and yiddish for "heaven's waiting room." (laughter and applause) this is the third and-- thank god-- final debate between barack obama and mitt romney. to topic, foreign policy. bad news for president obama because -- >> in the history of presidents of the united states, he's our worst at foreign policy. >> this is a very weak ill-conceived foreign policy. every place you look is failure. >> the jimmy carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> the president has communicated weakness. >> jon: weakness in foreign policy! obama is weaker than coolidge in foreign policy! weaker than polk! weaker than president flinchington j. craphispants. (laughter) as you know, the only president in united states history who ever had his wallet stolen by a baby. (laughter) you don't hear as much about old president craphispants. (laughter) but given obama's foreign policy record, this debate is going to be a bloodbath. >> i co
the market is so concentrated in three key states, in this case colorado, nevada, and florida, which are critical for deciding who makes it to the white house, those are exactly the states where we are starting to see some early numbers. some of the, you know, obama campaign officials have said there's been up to, you know, 15% more early turnout by latinos since they opened in florida. so it's definitely a big, big number, and it's going to continue to rise. you know, colorado voters, you know registered voters that are latino are up by 15% which is a big number. it will make a big difference and we are more enthusiastic, the latest numbers are 45% of all hispanics that are registered say i am excited about this complain, more so than 2008. >> right. i wanted to ask you, crystal, about the effect of this storm in places like franklin county, ohio, because they actually had the heaviest turnout of the year in that heavily democratic area around columbus. over 4,400 people cast early l ballo ballots. can democrats, do you think, take heart from the early voting rush as it were? >> i
on the campaign trail as well. both president obama and mitt romney cancelling campaign events yesterday and today. at a rally in florida yesterday, paul ryan urged supporters to lend a hand to all the storm victims. >> let's send our prayers and our thoughts to the people in the northeast. floridians, you are no stranger to big storms. you know better than anyone on the need for communities to come together and for neighbors to help one another. >> first lady michelle obama at a campaign event in iowa city says the president is putting his political schedule on hold because sandy is his priority. >>> and west virginiaens are expected to get hammered by heavy and wet snow. sandy's not sparing anyone. as much as three feet of it is expected in higher elevations and a blizzard warning is in effect for ten counties there. the snow threatens to bring down power lines and people are being advised as they are here to stay indoors, soledad. >> what a mess. what a mess. zoraida, thank you for the update. we take a short break. within we come back on the other side, we tell you what's happening with that m
the fates of president obama and mitt romney. we'll talk about voters in ohio and colorado and florida, about jobless numbers and turnout and down ballot races, and i can guarantee that over the course of the next week my cycle co-hosts and i will argue more than once about who is up and who is done and about what the voters will decide on november 6th and why. but last night just for a night we gathered for a meal, our very nervous and generous bosses stuck us in a hotel to' sure we'd be safe and at work today, and it gave us a much-needed occasion to spend time together as a family. not talking about politics, boring campaign trail speeches and the stupid things that senate candidates say. steve and toure, krystal and her husband and daughter, me and my fiance all hunkered down to ride out the storm. we laughed about running into some colleagues from another network. we gossiped about work. we talked about kids and family, and the only argument we had was over steve's repeated trips to the buffet to carb load on potatoes. he sure can put it away. >> seven plates. >> it was nice to pu
hit the hardest and it matters a lot to president obama who is beating romney in the polls. it ties florida for the third most electoral votes, 29. new york can establish an additional day for elections within 20 days of november 6th. if there's an emergency. it's already warned voters that polling sites may change because of the storm. we have asked the state board whether or not it might be considering changing dates for elections in hard-hit areas of the state. cheryl, so far no response. cheryl: i mean obviously we know new york and new jersey are now major disaster areas quote unquote, are there other states where delaying the vote could possibly happen on the state level, peter? peter: we have been researching this all morning and have not found any so far. and frankly i think it is because we are still in the throes of the storm and a lot of these governors and state officials are just trying to figure out how to protect people and their property and their transportation systems, economy, etc. but i don't -- this issue was raised by the fema director in a phone call with repo
troops. come on, ohio, go! ♪ ♪ >> but president obama canceled campaign stops today in florida and ohio. now through election day, watching our coverage of presidential candidates. up next on c-span, a look at the battleground state of iowa. followed by a pennsylvania senate debate. then a debate for u.s. house debate in iowa. later, mitt romney at a campaign rally in ohio. on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," challenging the polling industry. followed by the battleground states spotlight. an overview of the state. and a look at how mitt romney and republicans are campaigning across the state. later, an analysis of president obama's strategy. "washington journal" live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> as we approach election day, c-span is asking high school students to send a message to the president. students will answer the question, what is the most important issue the president should consider in 2013. for a chance to win the grand prize of two out -- $5,000. cb -- c-span's competition is open to students grades 6 through 12. find out more at studentca m.org.
and the superstorm. want to go to jake tapper down in orlando, florida. this has scrambled the campaign, jake. and dozens of events by both candidates has been canceled. >> that's right. president obama was here in orlando yesterday, but left before his own rally, to go back and monitor the storm coverage. we're told he stayed abreast of the coverage all day. mainly briefed by his chief homeland security adviser, john brennan. he watched the storm coverage on television, like much of us, throughout the night. he spoke with the governors of the states that were hardest hit. cuomo from new york, christie of new jersey. and also talked to the mayors of new york city and the mayors of jersey city and newark. talked about what they need. in the information he also one of the things we could do would be to expedite the process, by declaring major disaster relief. he'll be briefed again later today and will have a conference call. it seems like the campaign will go back on schedule tomorrow, george. >>> we're getting more scenes of devastation. extraordinary shots. look at that. a large tanker ship
last wednesday. so, if you go to c-span tkaurpbg and type in -- c-span.org and type in florida you can watch those segments. frank in gulfport, mississippi, independent caller. what do you think is the trust level in government? caller: well, ma'am, i think the white house, president barack oba obama, is a fine president and to me it doesn't matter who becomes president. if you do not have the backing of congress nothing will get done no matter who the president is. and from going through katrina and what i have seen down here, i think that like fema and everything like that, they don't have enough oversight. i agree with the one caller, the american red cross, they have done more for the people down here than what the government ever did. as far as making sure people will blankets and clothes and food where the government, we had transacto tractors and food lieutenants for five and six details and nobody told them where to go and they were being paid for it. but the american red cross was down here and set up and anybody who needed food and water and they did everything they could. so
:21.  >>> just one week until the election and the presidential candidates president obama is at the white house and is monitoring the impact and response to sandy. he abruptly left florida yesterday. conditions were deteriorates so fast that it would be difficult for air force one to land. and with rain and winds still whipping around washington, aides say it's likely the president will stay in d.c. and off the campaign trail at least until tomorrow. >>> his republican rival, mitt romney is also canceling campaign events today, and he replaced online fundraising with links to the american red cross. the romney camp says he might take part in some kind of recovery effort along the coast, but nothing is definite yet. it all depends on the storm. >>> the new york stock exchange is closed again today. that makes this the first time since 1888 that wall street has halted trading because of weather for two consecutive days. before yesterday the last time the new york stock exchange floor was closed was 1985. >>> another economic complication the labor department says the storm could delay the releas
a week away. both president obama and governor mitt romney are canceling events in response to super storm sandy. instead of heading to n event he had in florida, the president provided major disaster declarations for the states of new jersey, new york. and officials say he will also cancel today's scheduled campaign events. >>> meantime, romney says he will not be campaigning today either. however, he will be holding a storm relief event in ohio where he will be joined eed by race driver richard petty and country sing singer. >>> massachusetts candidates brown and warren announced they would not attend a scheduled debate. they both say that efforts should be focused on disaster relief. >> appreciate it, zoraida. dan lothian, i want to talk to you about what zoraida was just talking about. many people, including those campaigning, say we're going to put the campaign on hold as we focus on disaster relief. what can you tell us about that? >> the campaign itself is not on hold but the president's travel plans have been put on pause, not only yesterday but today as well. i did reach ou
] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> mitt romney canceled campaign events. paul ryan also canceled events and florida. -- in florida. to biden was in ohio earlier, about a week before the election. bill clinton was also they're talking about why he supports president obama for a second term. he then introduce the vice president terry had this is under an hour and a half. -- introduced the vice president. this is just under an hour and a half. >> thank you. hello, youngstown. >> it is great to be back in youngstown. i want to thank the mayor for welcoming me here. i want to thank the congressman for his remarks and service. former congressman john, i want to the thank you for being here. this was a day that the president and i had planned -- not working? can you turn it up? is that better? this is a day that the president and i had to travel from florida to ohio to virginia. the weather has other things in mind. the couple of days ago we canceled the virginia stop this we did not to imperil any lives. then we went to florida last night. he got up this morning in said i have to go back right now the storm is getting
to keep it -- to keep the gap there from narrowing. but two places that obama campaign didn't want to be north carolina, certainly a place for the romney campaign, doesn't want to be. they would love to not have to worry about florida. we saw basically a tie there. they'd love to not be worrying about virginia. they're worrying hard about virginia. >> and north carolina too. mike allen, a look at the playbook, one week until election day. mike, thanks so much. >>> and governor chris christie of new jersey joins us straight ahead. a very busy day ahead. >> he was out front and center all day, mixing it up with the atlantic city mayor. >> they're tight. >> we're going to get an update from governor christie just ahead on "morning joe." ♪ one on the left and one on the right ♪ ♪ can't tell them apart, try as you might ♪ ♪ but a wise man once said that the secret to life ♪ ♪ is to find one that don't look the same ♪ ♪ find one that don't look ♪ the same ♪ customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. w
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